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Does Acer Aspire VX15 i7 1050Ti versoin's type-c USB port supports Thunderbolt 3? (Read desc. too)

JohnCenaJohnCena Posts: 351Member Practitioner
edited February 2018 in Nitro and Aspire Gaming
Why I asked this question: I want to connect an external graphic card with Type-C. If it doesn't have Thunderbolt 3 , how can I connect it?

Best Answer

  • MorphMorph Posts: 4 New User
    Accepted Answer
    As it was already said by brummyfan2 on another thread, the laptop has a M.2 port which supports PCI-e gen 3.0 x4.
    So if I plug an external GPU in this M.2 port, will it be blocked by the BIOS?

FAQ & Answers

  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,046ACE Pathfinder
    edited January 2018
    Your USB 3.1 Type-C port isn't thunderbolt. Unfortunately, connecting an external GPU requires you to have thunderbolt.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


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  • JohnCenaJohnCena Posts: 351Member Practitioner
    ven98 said:
    Your USB 3.1 Type-C port isn't thunderbolt. Unfortunately, connecting an external GPU requires you to have thunderbolt.
    How can I add a GPU without Thunderbolt 3?
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,046ACE Pathfinder
    You can't.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


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  • JohnCenaJohnCena Posts: 351Member Practitioner
    ven98 said:
    You can't.
    But some people uses a cable to connect. They connect without Thunderbolt. Here is the vid www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJabK8TfyOA
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,046ACE Pathfinder
    This is pointless in my opinion. You already have GTX 1050 or 1050Ti in your laptop, which is powerful enough. To get the most out of the GPU, you need at least a PCI-e express port gen 3.0 with 8 lanes, which can't be provided by the laptop. With 4 lanes gen 3.0 the GPU will work with 95% of total capacity. Reduce the lanes to 2 and the GPU's performance will be even less. Reduce it to a single lane and it will be even less. Most Wifi cards are connected to 1 lane and if the PCIe port is gen 1.1(like my device see picture below), it is just not worth it, if it even outputs any image at all.

    Download HWiNFO and go to the same place as you see in the picture:
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


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  • JohnCenaJohnCena Posts: 351Member Practitioner
    Well, I can't post links...
  • JohnCenaJohnCena Posts: 351Member Practitioner
    Also photos
  • JohnCenaJohnCena Posts: 351Member Practitioner
    Oh, wait! I will post via google fotographs
    photos.app.goo.gl/XjwkXxlK44KYBHTu2
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,046ACE Pathfinder
    Instead of posting www.example.com, you can post it like this - (ww.w)example.com for example.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


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    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,046ACE Pathfinder
    Is this is the wifi card? If yes, then you can't connect external GPU.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


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  • JohnCenaJohnCena Posts: 351Member Practitioner
    Where is it?
  • JohnCenaJohnCena Posts: 351Member Practitioner
    On which part?
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,046ACE Pathfinder
    You can find it by clicking on the '+'.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

  • JohnCenaJohnCena Posts: 351Member Practitioner
    I already did it.
  • JohnCenaJohnCena Posts: 351Member Practitioner
    Its my wireless socket if u need ehternet tell me,
    photos.app.goo.gl/vgcjLXKgV7y3pRBn2
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,046ACE Pathfinder
    The same situation as my laptop. For an external GPU, you need at least 4 pcie lanes gen 3.0, which is 4x8=32GT/s. Your wifi card is connected to a single lane, which is gen 1.1, or 1x2.5= 2.5GT/s, which is very far from enough. As I said in my previous post, you won't even get an image from the eGPU. GTX 1050Ti is powerful enough to run most games at max settings and FHD resolution. You don't even need an external GPU.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

  • JohnCenaJohnCena Posts: 351Member Practitioner
    My card is already 3.0 I accidently sent wrong photo.
  • JohnCenaJohnCena Posts: 351Member Practitioner
    and 32 gt/s
  • MorphMorph Posts: 4Member New User
    Accepted Answer
    As it was already said by brummyfan2 on another thread, the laptop has a M.2 port which supports PCI-e gen 3.0 x4.
    So if I plug an external GPU in this M.2 port, will it be blocked by the BIOS?
  • ven98ven98 Posts: 4,046ACE Pathfinder
    Yes, most likely it will be blocked by the BIOS. M.2 port is used for storage, so Acer most likely made it stay that way.
    Always post the following characterisitcs of the device:
    -Model number
    -Part number(not required, but helpful)
    -CPU
    -GPU
    -Operating system

    Helios 300 and Nitro 5 users DO NOT update the BIOS to version 1.22 if you don't want the keyboard's backlight to turn off after 30 seconds even when the device is plugged in.


    Hit 'Like' if you find the answer helpful!   
    Click on 'Yes' if the comment answers your question!

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